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Newsletter 19/2020

Answer our questionnaire on municipal politics and help us to prepare for local elections!

We have started to prepare ourselves for the local elections of spring 2021! Municipal politics affect many things that concern students in our campus cities. Group 40 000, the voice of students in Turku, collects students' views about Turku via questionnaire. The questionnaire is carried out in cooperation with Study in Turku -network. One can answer it by 31 May in Finnish, Swedish or in English. The questionnaire aims to map thoroughly topics that concern students in institutions of higher education, such as housing, health care, services and locomotion. 

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University of Turku Reopening Process Starts on 14 May 

The University of Turku follows authorities' instructions and begins the reopening process of its operations in active collaboration with other universities starting from 14 May. Exiting the measures required by the exceptional circumstances will take place in accordance with the University's exit plan. According to the main points of the exit plan, remote work will continue at least over the summer in those work tasks where it is possible. Remote teaching and studying will continue until 31 July. The entrance exams will be organised according to the plans published on 30 April. Reopening research activities will be discussed more closely with the faculties.

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Unica restaurants celebrate their 20th anniversary this year!

Due to the current situation, the festivities planned for the spring have been postponed to a later date. Anyway, we would like to share with you that we are renewing our services. For example, new modern and more functional websites are coming. We are also updating the atmosphere and services of our restaurants. Now we are proud to present our new logo. It tells a story of our roots at Yliopistonmäki (University hill). Inspired by the Wing torches of the University of Turku and our owner, The Student Union of the University of Turku, the letter U represents both the new Unica and its traditions.

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Student - take part in development of Students Services by answering this survey!

In recent years in many higher education institutes are aiming to digitalize their student services. Digitalization and development in general is also being considered at the University of Turku - and now we need your opinion on what should be done! ​We have created a survey regarding the University's Student Services (you can answer the survey even if you have never used student services). The survey examines in which matters you would have needed more support during your studies, how would you like to be reached out and other requests you may have for the services. Answering the survey is anonymous. The results of the survey will be used to develop Student Services. It takes about 15 minutes to complete the survey.

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Vappu speech 2020 by Sofia Engblom, the Chair of TYY's Executive Board

We in the University of Turku have studied, researched and built a better Finland for a hundred years. What next? We are the generation that must create us #finland200 -plan or Tellus.2.0 -strategy. What are the guidelines and values that can actually be signed by the majority of us and which are not bound to the change of parties in the government or hot topics on daily politics?

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Sustainable Development Studies 2020-2021 application now open

Sustainable Development Studies (25 credits) consists of a core course (10 cr.) spanning from September to early May, as well as a selection of optional courses (15 cr). The optional courses offer perspectives to sustainability from social and natural sciences, law, humanistic and business angles. The teamwork-based core course immerses students of different disciplines into an interdisciplinary research collaboration, integrating the four dimensions of sustainability and providing the skills for advancing sustainability in the working life. Application time for the KEKO course 2020-2021 is open from 4th May until 21st  August 2020.

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The Executive Board of TYY elected new Wing members for the autumn semester

The Executive Board of TYY selected the new Wing members for the autumn term and for the whole academic year 2020-2021. Altogether 13 applications were received. Some of the earlier elected members continue in the Wings. International and Environmental Wing received the most applications this time.

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TYY’s services and guidelines for students and organisations regarding corona

TYY recommends following the guidelines of the Finnish Government, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, the University of Turku and city of Turku. From out webpage you can read the updated information and guidelines to follow. We update this post anytime needed!


Share your experiences during the COVID19-pandemic

Dear international student studying in Finland,

We would like to invite you to fill in a short online survey focusing on your experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Participation in this study will provide us with valuable information on how situations like these affect the international student lives. The approximate time for completing the survey is 5-10 minutes. The survey will be open till 15th of May 2020 with a possibility for extension. We would like to inform you that participation in this survey is voluntary and all the data gathered is confidential. We highly appreciate your answers to this survey and we hope you are all in good health.

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6.5. TYY Development Cooperation Wing meeting

7.5. Common Fairtrade Coffee Break

12.5. TYY International Wing: Meeting 7

12.10.-18.10. TYY Sustainable Development Week 2020

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